Tag: Cuba

EN VIVO: La delegación del régimen sabotea foro en la Cumbre de Lima

Pro-Castro Mob Heckles, Shuts Down Americas Summit Event

Dozens of Cuban government agents forced the shutdown of a forum on civil society in the hemisphere at the Summit of the Americas Thursday by shouting over all the speakers until organizers postponed the meeting. The incident is an example of what pro-democracy activists call a “climate of violence” that the regime has brought to the event.

Ibrahim al-Jaafari, Iraq's Foreign Minister, attends the Mediterranean Dialogues (MED) summit, a three-day conference on security in the Mediterranean region, on November 30, 2017 in Rome. / AFP PHOTO / Andreas SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

Iraq Demands Cuba Pay Its Saddam-Era Debt

The government of Iraq confronted Cuban non-resident ambassador to Baghdad, Alexis Bandrich Vega, this week about the island nation’s significant debt to the country, urging Havana to cooperate with finding a way for Iraq to regain its funds.

A replica of a Jose Marti statue that sits in New Yorks Central Park, is seen during its unveiling in front of the Museum of the Revolution on January 28, 2018, in Havana, Cuba. The statue of Cubas national hero Marti was donated by a fund initiated by the Bronx Museum of the Arts and was unveiled on the 165th anniversary of Martis birth. President Raul Castro has declared that he will step down from the presidency and that therefore the National Assembly will elect a new president in Cuba on April 19, 2018. Diaz Canel is said to be most likely Cubas new President. Cubas Revolution leader Fidel Castro died in November 2016. (Photo by Sven Creutzmann/Mambo photo/Getty Images)

Cuba Bans Film Screening for Insulting ‘Sacred’ Founding Father

The communist regime governing Cuba recently blocked the screening of a film in which a character describes founding father José Martí as a “fag” and a “turd,” later arguing that Martí’s image – co-opted by the communists despite his affinity for the United States – was “sacred” and not subject to public scrutiny.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson attends a press conference with Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in London, Monday Jan. 22, 2018. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Monday that he sees progress in getting European support for tough new penalties against Iran that could prevent a U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. (Toby Melville/Pool via AP)

Rex Tillerson: Venezuelan Military May ‘Manage a Peaceful Transition’

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has hinted that the Venezuelan military could oust socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro as the country’s political, economic, and humanitarian crisis reaches devastating proportions. Speaking at the University of Texas ahead of his five-stop Latin America tour,